Genga the city of nature wonders

Genga - panoramic view

Genga – panoramic view

The Genga territory boasts a large number of breathtaking natural attractions.

The Scappuccia Valley - many accessible rails bring you to the most extraordinary natural landscapes

The Scappuccia Valley – many accessible rails bring you to the most extraordinary natural landscapes

It lays in an area close to the Apennines mountains, in a landscape made up of hills and hollows, covered by natural vegetation of the woods.

The Sentino river

The Sentino river

The mountains are all easily accessible with guided tours from natural tracks and routes designed in a paper trail. Genga is an important and thrilling destination.GrottediFrasassi-Candeline

Here are the famous “Frassassi Caves”, one of the largest and most fascinating subterranean routes in the world. A scenery rich in carved stalactites and stalagmites, small lakes of crystal-clear water and subjective alabaster spears.

The church of Santa Maria infra Saxa: it is the access to the Caves

The hermitage of Santa Maria infra Saxa: it is the access to the Caves

The majestic access of the Frasassi Caves hosts the hermitage of “Santa Maria Infra Saxa”, mentioned in documents from 1029. The building made of stone has its interior partly dug into the rock.

The small Temple of the Valadier: this church is surrunded by the rocks

The small Temple of the Valadier: this church is surrunded by the rocks

Nearby stands the Temple of Valadier, an octagonal structure in white blocks of travertine erected in 1828 by Pope Leo VII of Genga and designed by the famous architect Giuseppe Valadier. The building housed a statue of Canova school depicting the Madonna and Child, now moved into the Museum of Genga and replaced by a copy.

Museum of Genga

Museum of Genga

The Temple is the centerpiece of the Living Nativity of Genga.

Presepe Vivente © Piero Principi

Living Natività in Genga
© Piero Principi

Strongly supported by the citizens of Genga, since 1981 the Living Nativity of Frasassi has been attended by about 380,000 visitors.

This year don't miss the special tradition of the Living Nativity of Genga

This year don’t miss the special tradition of the Living Nativity of Genga

The parade takes place inside the majestic and evocative Frassassi Gorge, where about 300 people in costume are reviving ancient crafts, folk traditions and scenes of everyday life.

San Vittore © Piero Principi

San Vittore
© Piero Principi

San Vittore delle Chiuse is the most important and densely populated suburb of the municipality of Genga. It lies close to the windy area crossing the Frasassi Gorge.

The nature here creates a fascinating landscape, where the deep green of the woods and pine forests blends harmoniously with the many colors of the rocks.

Access to St. Victor

Access to St. Victor

The Abbey of St. Victor is a lovely artistic place, simple and suggestive that ties in a single building three epochs.

Pierosara

Pierosara

Pierosara is a suburb of Genga of about 100 inhabitants. It was an important medieval castle with supremacy over the surrounding territory. Today there are still the two city walls and the tower defense.

Panoramic view from Pierosara

Panoramic view from Pierosara

All visitors fall in love with this territory, without exception. It will be hard to leave these places!

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